UIC George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Awards

UIC George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Awards — 2018 Guidelines

Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee, 2017 Krambles Award recipient and Dr. P.S. Sriraj.

The annual UIC George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Awards program was established to honor the accomplishments of a legendary Chicago public transit leader.  The program is open to any Master’s degree candidate or undergraduate student within the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs who is studying transportation and plans a career in the transportation industry.

This year marks the 12th year the Krambles Scholarship program has been managed by the Urban Transportation Center. Scholarships will be awarded. All submissions must be related to some aspect of public transit, such as: Planning, policy, operations and management.  All participants must demonstrate that he or she plans to pursue a career in the transportation industry.

How to Participate:

  • Letter: Draft a letter of interest detailing why the candidate plans to pursue a career in transportation.
  • Resume/CV: Submit a current resume or CV, including Grade Point Average. Applicants must be in good academic standing.
  • Transcript: Submit an academic transcript from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • References: Furnish three references (name, email, phone and affiliation).  Two of the references should be from the academic community.

Judging Criteria:  All submissions will be judged on these three criteria:  a) The effectiveness of the candidate’s statement on pursuing a career in public transportation; b) The resume and academic standing of the student; c) The caliber of the references.

Submission Timeline: Students planning to participate in the 2018 Krambles Awards must submit all required documents by November 30, 2018.

How to Enter: Candidates must submit all required materials in print format to Dr. Paul Metaxatos, Urban Transportation Center, Suite 340 CUPPA Hall (m/c 357), 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL 60607, or electronically as a single PDF document to pavlos@uic.edu.  Questions should be directed to Dr. Metaxatos at (312) 996-4713 or Edward Bury at 312-413-1967 or ebury@uic.edu.

Scholarship Awards: Scholarship awards will be given based on the recommendations of the awards judging committee.

Announcement of Winners: Scholarship winners for the 2018 competition will be announced at the UTC and CUPPA Alumni Association reception January 14, 2019, held in conjunction with the Transportation Research Board 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington.

UTC Working Paper Series: Winning papers and other selected papers will be considered for publication on the UTC web site in a future Working Paper Series.

Winners of 2017 Krambles Awards Announced January 8, 2018

Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee and Fatemeh Nazari, 2017 Krambles Awards recipients, at the UTC and CUPPA Alumni Association Reception at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting.

Three PhD candidates from the University of Illinois at Chicago were awarded scholarships for participation in the 2017 George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Awards. Announcement of the recipients was made January 8, 2018 at the UTC and CUPPA Alumni Association Reception held during the 2018 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.

UTC Director Dr. P.S. Sriraj announced these Krambles Awards recipients at the reception:

Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee for paper on: “Modeling Travelers’ Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation System Performance.”

Fatemeh Nazari for paper on: “Shared Mobility vs. Private Car Ownership: A Multivariate Analysis of Public Interest in Autonomous Vehicles.”

Jaeyong Shin for paper on: “The Role of Residential Location Choice on the Travel Behavior of Young Adults.”

About the 2017 Krambles Scholarship Awards Recipients

  • Mohamadhossein is working towards his doctorate in Transportation Engineering within the UIC College of Engineering.  His research interests include transportation systems networking and modeling and emerging urban mobility services.  He earned Krambles scholarships in 2015 and 2016.
  • Fatemeh Nazari is a PhD student studying within the UIC Department of Civil and Materials Engineering. In 2016, Fatemeh earned the David Boyce Graduate Award at UIC. Research interests include integrated transportation energy modeling and analysis.
  • Jaeyong Shin is pursuing his doctorate in Urban Planning and Policy through the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.  He has been a research assistant on studies involving a model for simulating social exclusion and analysis using GIS.  Jaeyong was a Krambles Award scholarship winner in 2016.

About the Krambles Awards Competition

George Krambles

The annual Krambles Awards was established to honor the accomplishments of a legendary Chicago public transit leader.  The program is open to any UIC Ph.D. or second-year Master’s degree candidate student within the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, College of Engineering, College of Business Administration or College of Public Health who is studying transportation, or a UTC Graduate Research Assistant working during the Fall 2018 semester.

 

Krambles Awards Archive Page

Visit the George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Awards Archive page to learn more about Mr. Krambles and past scholarship winners.